The ultimate list of the best spots for a high tea in Johannesburg

August 20, 2018
The ultimate list of the best spots for a high tea in Johannesburg

It’s always time for a par-tea! If you are looking a high tea ideas in Johannesburg, whether it is to host a high tea for a baby shower, or you want to spoil your bestie with a high tea for a bridal shower, or just because you want to spoil yourself, we’ve found the best spots for a high tea in Johannesburg.


Compiled by Imka Webb


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Afternoon Tea at The Maslow

Puff pastries, petit fours, profiteroles and more… The Maslow offers a brand new Afternoon Tea pairing menu on weekends where you can sample the scrumptious selection of sweet and savoury treats prepared by The Maslow’s pastry chef.

The feast starts with traditional treats (including scones and cucumber sandwiches) before moving on to more decadent dishes: course three includes sushi as well as The Maslow’s signature treat, orange and almond cake, while course four serves popular South African delicacies – koeksisters and vetkoek included!

The Five-CourseHigh Tea takes place on weekends between 13h00 – 17h00 at a cost of R320 per adult and R160 for kids under the age of 12.

Where: Rivonia Rd and Grayston Dr, Sandown, Sandton, 2031.

Phone: 010 226 4600


Afternoon Tea at 54 on Bath

54 on Bath offers two options for Afternoon Tea. A Traditional English Afternoon Tea includes English tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones, fresh cream and preserves, assorted afternoon pastries and premium tea leaves of your choice.

The Traditional English Afternoon Tea costs R260 per person.

The second option is the Royal Afternoon Tea which comprises of a glass of Kir Royale, English tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones, fresh cream and preserves, assorted afternoon pastries and premium tea leaves of your choice.

The Royal Afternoon Tea costs R300 per person. Bookings must be made 48 hours prior to your event.

Where: 54 Bath Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196

Phone: 011 344 8500


The Crabtree & Evelyn Tea Room

The Tea Room at Design Quarter lends credence to Crabtree & Evelyn’s heritage. It brings to life one of the pillars of the Crabtree & Evelyn brand – the fine tradition of Afternoon Tea.

The spectacular high tea menu at the Crabtree & Evelyn Tea Room includes a delicious array of expertly blended herbal infusions and black teas, fresh scones with cream, crunch biscuits and butter cookies, mouth-watering preserves and marmalades and cakes.

The Crabtree & Evelyn Tea Room is open on Saturdays from 09:00 – 17:00 and on Sundays and public holidays from 09:00 – 16:00.

Where: William Nicol Dr and Leslie Ave, Magaliessig, Sandton, 2067

Phone: 011 467 3415


High tea at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Escape the hustle and the bustle of Sandton, and make your way to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel for a lovely afternoon of peace, quiet and good food (and drink, of course). The high tea is served in the Manor House Bistro and costs only R300 per person and includes a variety of delicious tea sandwiches (think smoked salmon, cucumber and egg mayonnaise), traditional scones with clotted cream and strawberry conserves, a delicious assortment of tea pastries and, of course, tea!

Where: 1 Alma Rd, Morningside, Sandton, 2052

Phone:  011 804 2540


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The Palazzo, Montecasino

High tea at the beautiful and luxurious Palazzo hhotel isalways a wonderful experience.  The tranquil setting of the stunning Palazzo grounds provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing afternoon. The high tea at Palazzo consist of delectable sweet and savoury options, which includes a variety of cakes, assorted sandwiches, quiches and scones all accompanied by a selection of freshly infused teas.

The high tea costs R260 per person and booking is essential.

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Where: Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg, 2021

Phone: 011 510 3000


Morning and afternoon tea at The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Morning and afternoon tea is one of the Saxon’s specialities. The sophisticated high tea experience takes place in the Piano Lounge, the ideal venue for taking a much-needed break from your busy day to catch up with friends over a cup of perfectly infused tea. Both sweet and savoury items are served. Every delicate bite-sized treat is fashioned according to the team’s exceptional standards, using only the finest imported and local ingredients.

Morning tea is served from Monday to Saturday 09:30 to 11:30
Afternoon tea is served from Monday to Sunday 14:00 to 16:00

Sunday to Friday: R465 per person
Saturday morning: R465 per person
Saturday afternoon: R520 per person, with wonderful live music by a pianist.

Where: 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg, 2196

Phone: 011 292 6000


High tea at The Victorian Secret

Situated in Benoni on the East Rand, The Victorian Secret is a must-visit.  The tranquil environment is ideal when you simply want to escape the hustle and the bustle of everyday life and enjoy a cup of tea in a beautiful garden. For only R185 per person plus 10% service charge, the high tea at The Victorian Secret includes: bottomless filter coffee, teas and fruit juices, a selection of fine flavoured teas, delicious cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, various other savoury treats, scones, strawberry jam and cream, a selection of decadent small pastries, brownies, lemon meringues etc. What set this stunning high tea apart from any other is the special table settings with their Victorian crockery and tiered cake stands.

Where: 140 Woburn Ave, Benoni, 1500

Phone: 011 420 1912


High tea at The Secret Tea Garden – great for kids too

Set in the tranquil gardens of Norscot Manor in the heart of Fourways, The Secret Garden offers a quiet escape from the malls and roadside coffee shops. Relax on the terrace overlooking the manicured lawns and distant views, whilst the children amuse themselves in the impressive play park, which is guaranteed to give parents a much needed break for an hour or so!

There are several options for high tea, with costs starting at R125 per person.

Where: 16B Penguin Avenue, Norscot Manor Recreation Centre, Fourways, Sandton, 2055

Phone: 011 467 1191


High tea at Red Door Café

Red Door Café is a comfortable and relaxed venue in the heart of Edenvale and has always been a favourite for business meetings and social gatherings. The newly opened Tea Room is the perfect spot for your next high tea, tipsy tea, kitchen tea or event. The high tea consists of a wide range of healthy and freshly prepared snacks and treats.

Where: 26 5th Ave, Edenvale, 1609

Phone: 011 453 1926

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